Utility of Coronary CT Angiography in the Assessment of Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Department: Current Perspectives

Alan Ropp, Cheng Ting Lin, Charles S. White, Jean Jeudy

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Abstract

Acute chest pain remains a highly prevalent complaint in the emergency setting with an extensive differential. Cardiac CTA has emerged as an effective tool aiding in rapid triage of these patients. Due to its excellent negative predictive value, new guidelines recommend CCTA for the purpose of excluding acute coronary syndrome in low- to intermediate-risk patients. Research continues to validate CCTA’s application for this purpose, its appropriateness compared to other available exams, and explore emerging capabilities of CCTA as a noninvasive method of evaluating coronary artery disease in the setting of acute chest pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number38
JournalCurrent Radiology Reports
Volume3
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Angina
  • Cardiac CT
  • Cardiac CT angiography
  • Chest pain
  • Emergency department

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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